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Design Master February 2016 Newsletter

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Electrical 8.4 Early Release

We have moved the next release of Design Master Electrical from "Beta" to "Early Release." It is stable and bug-free, but we are still releasing frequent patches with feature improvements. Everyone is now welcome to install the new software.

New Features in Design Master Electrical 8.4

Download and Install the Early Release

Training Videos (for One-Line Diagrams)

We have created a series of videos about the new one-line diagram feature. These videos are a test to see how they work as a method for helping you learn about new features.

This page is for people who do not currently use our one-line diagrams. It is a comprehensive look at one-line diagrams and how to use them.

This page is for people who have previously used our one-line diagrams. It explains how the one-line diagrams have changed compared to what you have used before.

If you have any feedback about the videos, please share it by replying to this email. Are they helpful? Is this form of documentation better than just text? How could we make them more useful?

Design Master Electrical Delivers “Excess Profit” for Engineered Building Systems, Inc.

Engineered Building Systems, Inc. (EBS) is a full-service mechanical, electrical, plumbing and telecommunications design firm based in northern Kentucky. According to President and CEO Paul Sprong, PE, LEED GA, EBS benefits from “… the ease of putting the design information on the drawings, and being able to have everything based on schedules that can easily be standardized or customized, so they become repeatable,” thanks to Design Master.

Read more about Engineered Building Systems, Inc.

Support Articles from the February Archives


Project Database File Name


Exporting Ductwork in IFC Format


Turning Off 3D Blocks
Rooms Labels in Circuit Descriptions
Error When Copying Electrical Devices

New Wishlist Requests

Below is a list of recent ideas on our wishlist. 

Customers regularly share ideas about what they would like us to add to the software. What we don't know is how many other people are interested in the idea. If you see something that looks interesting to you, vote for it. We prioritize features based upon the number of votes and the difficulty to implement. Knowing whether other people are interested in an idea or not helps us know if we should spend development time on it or on something else.


Export light fixture watts to Excel
Homerun note
Calculate fault at equipment connections
"Kelvin" field in light fixture schedules

Electrical RT

Specify fault at upstream device
Calculate fault at disconnects
Indoor point-by-point calculations
Outdoor point-by-point calculations